Starting Monday, May 10, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is presenting some of Hollywood’s greatest noir films ever made in a special weekly series: Oscar Noir: 1940s Writing Noiminees from Hollywood’s Dark Side.
From the Academy website:
“Perhaps it’s our own dark, cynical and disillusioned times, but it certainly seems that the film noir genre has withstood the test of time in its own uniquely delicious way. A close look at the films from the 1940s sharing noir attributes reveals that the Academy noticed them far more often for their writing than for any other nomination category, suggesting that their firm “foundation” is responsible for their lasting impact.”
Monday kicks off with one of the most iconic noirs ever made, The Maltese Falcon, and will be followed up with a roster of Hollywood’s gritty, grainy best: Shadow of a Doubt, Laura, Double Indemnity, Mildred Pierce, The Killers, The Strange Love of Martha Ivers, The Dark Mirror, The Blue Dahlia, The Stranger, Crossfire, A Double Life, The Kiss of Death, and White Heat.
This is NOT to be missed. Tickets are $5 screening, or you can get a pass to all shows for $30. Visit the AMPAS site for complete details.